There are a million apps out there – and plenty that help you drink wine! The Green Vine Wine Insider is different. It rewards you for visiting wineries with green growing practices. When you physically visit a winery on the app, you can click a “Get Points” button; and when you have visited a few wineries, those points add up to real savings. You can then “Redeem Points” for rewards at participating wineries, such as a discounted tasting, a wine club special or percent-off purchase.
If you are looking for wineries that grow and make wine without using chemical herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and additives, this app makes it easy to find what you are looking for in Washington and Oregon. The information comes from wine writer Shannon Borg’s book The Green Vine: A Guide to West Coast Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable Wines, featuring more than 100 wineries that focus on green growing practices – and of course great tasting wine.
The Green Vine Wine Insider is a companion app to The Green Vine book, which has much more information about how sustainable wine is grown and made, how certain wineries are cutting down on “wine-miles” by the types of packaging they use, reducing their water and energy use, and finding ways to make great wine without the use of chemicals that are harmful to our bodies and our environment. The book clarifies the various certifications, such as Salmon-Safe, LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Enology), Carbon Neutral Challenge and other sustainable practices.